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2019 NFL Conference Championship picks: Staff predictions Rams-Saints, Chiefs-Patriots

As we gear up for some quality football on Sunday, check out our staff picks for championship weekend and let us know who you think will win.

Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Many of the most iconic NFL games in history took place on championship weekend, and this weekend could very well offer us another one.

The Chiefs host the Pats in record-setting cold as it’s forecasted to be in negative temperatures upon kickoff at Arrowhead—before the wind chill. “At least the Rams get to play the Saints in their dome,” you may be thinking. That’s not a good thing. Countless NFL players, retired and active, have attested to the fact that the Superdome has the greatest home field advantage in football. Maybe the Rams wish they were playing outdoors.

Either way, we’re set for two great matchups in the Championship round, and no matter what they’ll ship off two absolute units of teams to the Super Bowl. The Pride of Detroit staff made their picks for Sunday:

NFL Conference Championship picks

Name Pats @ Chiefs Rams @ Saints
Name Pats @ Chiefs Rams @ Saints
John Whiticar Pats Rams
Alex Reno Chiefs Saints
Mike Payton Chiefs Saints
Jeremy Reisman Pats Rams
Justin Simon Chiefs Saints
Chris Perfett Chiefs Saints
Kyle Yost Pats Rams
Kent Lee Platte Chiefs Rams
Ry Fry Guy Mathews Chiefs Rams
Jerry Mallory Pats Saints
Levi Blue Chiefs Rams
Mansur Shaheen Chiefs Rams
Kellie Rowe Pats Saints
Hamza Baccouche Chiefs Saints

Who do you have advancing to the Super Bowl? Will Sunday’s games be close, or will we see more blowouts? Let us know in the comments.


Who wins the NFC Championship?

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  • 39%
    (95 votes)
  • 60%
    (148 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now


Who wins the AFC Championship?

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  • 46%
    (113 votes)
  • 53%
    (131 votes)
244 votes total Vote Now

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